Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Recovery Month at Ohio State

What is Recovery Month? 

Recovery Month is a university-wide collaboration to celebrate recovery at Ohio State. This month of events is devoted to celebrating the transformative power of recovery, highlighting the achievements of those who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders, and promote the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible. It is an opportunity to remember that when those who struggle are properly supported, they do recover! Throughout the month, events will take place all over campus covering topics such as self-expression and identity, recovery, substance misuse prevention, media representation and influence, allyship and creating a culture of positivity.

Recovery Month is open to all students, staff and faculty. Regardless of your knowledge base or experience, we encourage you to attend at least one event to learn how you can celebrate those in or seeking recovery, learn to be an ally and discover the impact of recovery.

Programs, workshops, events and resources will be offered to: 

  1. Celebrate the accomplishments of those in and seeking recovery
  2. Educate communities and individuals on how to be recovery allies
  3. Empower all to be mindful of their mental health as well as their alcohol and substance use
  4. Educate communities and individuals on the community impact of recovery
  5. Raise awareness of the resources and work being done on Ohio State's campus 

When is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month is September 1 - 30, 2022.

 

Recovery Month Calendar

Individuals who are in need of accommodations to attend one of our events, such as live captioning, can request by emailing Mackenzie Hogan. Typically, 10 days notice will allow us to provide seamless access. 

 

Wednesday, August 31

Carry Narcan and Save a Life with Omega Gamma

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 2

 

Omega Gamma, in partnership with the Student Life Student Wellness Center, are excited to provide Naloxone training for all Ohio State students on National Overdose Awareness Day, August 28, 2022. As we continue to see the impact that fentanyl contamination and substance misuse have across the state of Ohio and around our campus, it is important that we are prepared to help save a life. Join Omega Gamma for a discussion on substance misuse, the fentanyl crisis, overdose awareness, and how to support a friend who uses substances followed by a Narcan training provided by the Student Life Student Wellness Center and Naloxone at naloxone at no cost to attendees.

 

For accurate numbers of Narcan, please register here.

 

Saturday, September 3

Scarlet and Gray Tailgate: OSU vs. Notre Dame

Starting 3 hours prior to kickoff

North Campus Residential District – Outside Curl Market

 

Join your fellow Buckeyes on game day before cheering on our football team to victory at the Shoe! Free food, tailgate games, and more await you at our Scarlet and Gray Tailgates this year.

 

 

Wednesday, September 7

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Thursday, September 8

SMART Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Friday, September 9

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Recovery Resources and Ohio College2Careers Partnership  

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams - Click here to join the meeting

 

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that helps individuals with disabilities find work and gain independence. One of our divisions, The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, provides individuals with disabilities services and supports necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Disabilities may include physical, intellectual, mental health, substance use, or sensory disabilities. In this session you will learn about the Vocational Rehabilitation process, recovery support, and the Ohio College2Careers program. This will be an open meeting and any information shared will be accessible to other attendees. Please reach out to us at College2Careers@ood.ohio.gov for more information!

 

Saturday, September 10

Scarlet and Gray Tailgate: OSU vs. Arkansas

Starting 3 hours prior to kickoff

North Campus Residential District – Outside Curl Market

 

Join your fellow Buckeyes on game day before cheering on our football team to victory at the Shoe! Free food, tailgate games, and more await you at our Scarlet and Gray Tailgates this year.

 

 

Tuesday, September 13

SMART Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Wednesday, September 14

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Thursday, September 15

Recovery is Spoken Here Recovery Ally Training

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ohio Union - Barbie Tootle Room

 

The Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), in partnership with the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD), is excited to offer Recovery is Spoken Here trainings for faculty, staff and students. Our aim is to foster an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, are empowered to live genuinely, feel comfortable asking for help and are celebrated by the Ohio State community. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals. Lunch will be provided to all who register, and the training is aimed at Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students. Please register here.

SMART Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

College of Pharmacy Naloxone and Fentanyl Testing Strip Training and Distribution

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Riffe 112/118

 

Harm reduction plays an important role in decreasing negative consequences associated with drug use. Utilizing a harm reduction approach includes meeting patients where they are and providing services along a continuum. There are several strategies to reduce the risk of opioid overdose and death including widespread access to naloxone and fentanyl testing strips. This program will provide participants with naloxone and fentanyl test strip training and distribution. Anyone interested in learning more about harm reduction as it relates to opioid use disorder is encouraged to attend!

 

For accurate numbers of Narcan, please register here.

 

Monday, September 19

Alcoholics Anonymous: Stories, Understanding, and Frequently asked questions

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Baker Hall 099

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Members will tell their personal stories, explain how they have recovered from a hopeless state of body and mind through the 12 steps, and answer any questions or misconceptions about the program.

 

Restore and Recover Yoga

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Outside in front of Tom W. Davis Clock Tower

 

In collaboration with the Collegiate Recovery Program, join us OUTDOORS for an empowering yoga flow! In this class, we will flow through a series of mindful movements together that will leave you feeling restored, both mentally and physically. Show your support as an ally and help us celebrate the accomplishments of those in and seeking recovery.

Event will take place outside the NRC in front of the Tom W. Davis Clock Tower. Check-in starts at 8 p.m. and yoga flow will begin at 8:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, class will take place inside the NRC in room 210/220.

We encourage participants to register in advance to secure their spot, but walk-ins are welcome if space available. Registration opens on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. and closes at time of event. You can register here!

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 20

Art Therapy for Self-Care

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Busch House Palette Room

 

Join us anytime between 11-1p for an art therapy open house! Stop by during this open art therapy session to enjoy a break from the beginning of the semester and to learn about the importance of creative wellness while practicing self-care. Supplies will be provided in multiple mediums for students to relax, unwind, and reflect on self-care and the connection to recovery.

 

SMART Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Wednesday, September 21

Practicing Mindfulness in Nature at Chadwick Arboretum

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Chadwick Arboretum (Meet at Buckeye Grove)

 

Practicing mindfulness can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know exactly where to start. Join us for an opportunity to practice mindfulness by connecting to your senses amidst the nature of Chadwick Arboretum. We will first meet at Buckeye Grove to learn about the interconnectedness of nature and mindfulness and to gain a better understanding of how to integrate these practices into our daily life. As a group, we will walk together to the Chadwick Arboretum and individually work through an activity that taps into our senses before regrouping to debrief on our experiences. If you've been interested in mindfulness or are intrigued by the benefits of being in nature, this is the perfect event for you!

 

Please register here by September 19.

 

Not just a FAD: “Food and Alcohol Disturbance” in Party Culture

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Zoom

 

While partying has been considered a “normal” part of college, another trend is FAD – food and alcohol disturbance – which is restricting one’s food intake or engaging in other compensatory behaviors to offset the calories consumed for drinking alcohol. Although this approach may seem to work in the short-term, is it leading to the very thing people are trying to avoid like weight gain? Find out by joining the Student Wellness Center’s Registered Dietitian to learn more! Join the Zoom Here.

 

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Thursday, September 22

SMART Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Tuesday, September 13

SMART Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 28

Beyond Your Buzz: Navigating Your Relationship to Substance Use in Graduate School

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ohio Union Interfaith Prayer Room

 

Everyone has their own relationship to alcohol and other drugs, whether you decide to use them or not. Join us as we consider how our relationships with substances may impact your graduate and professional journey. Attendees will learn how substance use can impact an individual, consider ways to create healthy and safe practices when it comes to substance use, and how to be recovery friendly to self and others. Lunch is provided, you must register here.

CRC All Recovery Meeting

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

The CRC All-Recovery meeting is an opportunity for Ohio State students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs to build community and support one another in their daily journey in a meeting that is open to all recovery pathways. This meeting happens every Wednesday throughout the school year.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

Thursday, September 29

SMART Meeting

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Baker Hall 099 or via Zoom

 

SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. This includes addiction to substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or drugs, or behaviors such as gambling, sex, eating, self-harming, etc. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery in a supportive environment with others.

While this is an open meeting, we ask that only individuals who identify as in or seeking recovery support attend. Recovery Allies or other interested individuals can reach out to recovery@osu.edu for more information and ways to get connected.

 

 

How can you get involved? 

Thank you for your interest in participating in Recovery Month! Registeration of events for Recovery Month 2022 is closed, but we welcome you to start thinking about events for 2023! 

Any individuals, organizations, or departments interested in participating in Recovery Month 2022 can email the Student Wellness Center Recovery Team. 

Questions? Contact the Student Wellness Center Recovery Team.

Collegiate Recovery Community